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Priti Patel contacted top cops during XR media protests

Priti Patel contacted top cops during XR media protests Home secretary Priti Patel personally contacted the police as Extinction Rebellion (XR) activists blocked the production of right-wing newspapers last September.

Protesters confront failing politicians at G7 summit

Protesters confront failing politicians at G7 summit Protesters raged at the G7 world leaders’ summit in Cornwall on Friday and Saturday at the start of a weekend of resistance.

Cladding protests target developers + No to Silvertown tunnel

Cladding protests target developers  + No to Silvertown tunnel Thousands of flat owners and housing activists protested last Saturday across Britain over the cladding and fire safety scandal.

G7 Summit—world leaders accelerate towards climate chaos

G7 Summit—world leaders accelerate towards climate chaos The G7 Summit this week in Cornwall will see the world’s most powerful leaders discuss a response to the environmental emergency. Sophie Squire explores the leaders’ response to the climate crisis that is threatening all our futures

Don’t stop protest against the G7 gathering

Don’t stop protest against the G7 gathering The leaders of some of the most powerful states in the world will gather in June in Carbis Bay, Cornwall for the G7 summit.

Cities have no plans to deal with climate crisis

Cities have no plans to deal with climate crisis Scorching temperatures, rising sea levels, flooding and droughts are facing over half of the world’s population that live in cities.

XR co-founder arrested for conspiracy as state ramps up repression

12 May 2021
The co-founder of Extinction Rebellion (XR) has been arrested for conspiracy to commit fraud and criminal damage on Tuesday.

XR activists acquitted over printing plant protests

03 May 2021
The protests were able to delay the distribution of newspapers including The Sun, The Daily Telegraph and The Daily Mail. The estimated cost of this delay was £1.2 million.

Defend the Shell 7

13 April 2021
The trial began on Monday of seven people, including two Extinction Rebellion co-founders, charged with £25,000 of criminal damage at Shell’s London headquarters.

The Troublemaker—Deadly chemicals buried across Wales

12 April 2021
Toxic waste including mustard gas is buried among more than 1,500 disused landfill sites across Wales.

Financial institutions are funding climate destruction

11 April 2021
Extinction Rebellion targeted banks last week as part of a campaign against their funding for fossil fuels. Sam Ord looks at global banks’ climate failures

Greta Thunberg’s fight to force action for the climate

06 April 2021
A BBC documentary focuses on the climate activist who inspired a movement. But Thunberg insists it’s not all about one person

New pamphlet on capitalism, food and agriculture

05 April 2021
The new pamphlet Capitalism and the Politics of Food by Amy Leather argues that Covid-19 is no anomaly. And with current food systems more deadly viruses are likely to cross over to humans.

Seaspiracy—is there something fishy behind ocean pollution?

02 April 2021
Seaspiracy has a great deal to say about capitalism’s damage of our oceans from pollution and species destruction

Firms cause climate chaos

02 March 2021
A third of Britain’s top companies produce carbon dioxide emissions at a rate that is accelerating global warming and adding to the climate crisis.

Bill Gates won’t save us from climate disaster

20 February 2021
In a new book, Bill Gates claims competition is the solution to climate crises. He shouldn’t be trusted

Folklore and forest fires in Brazilian fantasy Invisible City

17 February 2021
Netflix’s newest fantasy series blends Brazilian folklore with environmental issues to bring an enchanting fable

Anti-HS2 tunnelers hole-ding against evictions

16 February 2021
Bailiffs have begun removing protesters occupying tunnels in central London to oppose the construction of the HS2 high speed rail line

Norwich climate protester Alex Sidney court decision

15 February 2021
A Norwich Extinction Rebellion spokesperson said, “Alex is not a criminal. He is a young man terrified about his future."

LETTERS—Give black people ownership of coronavirus vaccinations

14 February 2021
Take up of the coronavirus vaccine has been much higher than expected. A quarter of the British adult population is now vaccinated.

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